UK, Australia, New Zealand among countries in Brunei's 11th BISAM

File photo from BISAM 2012

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Friday, January 9, 2015

BRUNEI will be hosting the 11th Brunei International Skill-At-Arms Meet (BISAM) from Jan 20-31.

The 11th edition of the international shooting competition, hosted by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), will see 16 countries vie for top honours.

This will be the largest participation since the competition was first held in1985.

The competition will be held at the Binturan Firing Range Complex at the Penanjong Garrison in the Tutong District.

The Ministry of Defence (MinDef) in a statement said the 11-day event will see the inclusion of new marksmen and shooters from China, Philippines, Thailand and the United States.

Other nations competing in the event are Laos, New Zealand, Oman, Vietnam, Pakistan, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brunei.

The Sultanate will be represented by shooters from all three services of the RBAF and the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).

BISAM is Brunei’s premier military shooting tournament with a worldwide reputation.

“It is designed to pitch the best shooters against each other in a rigorous and demanding shooting environment. This focus ensures the contest is representative of the marksmanship skills required in a modern defence force,” the statement read.

BISAM sets to improve the standard of marksmanship in a top military-grade, international-shooting competition.

“But despite donning different uniforms, it is also an opportunity to enhance military cooperation amongst the participants in the spirit of sportsmanship.

“The competition serves as a meaningful platform to promote goodwill and establish closer relations, both personally and professionally,” the statement added.
-Abdul Azim Kassim

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